HARARE (AFP) - International diamond watchdog the Kimberley Process (KP) has certified Zimbabwe's Diamond Mining Company to sell gems from the violence-tainted Marange fields, state media reported on Sunday.The firm, a joint venture between the Zimbabw...
Rescue workers on Tuesday saved 19 miners from a flooded Chinese mine where they had been trapped for a week, state media said, in a rare good-news story for an industry in which thousands die each year.The state CCTV television network
The world's biggest mining company will expand its manganese operation at Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.BHP Billiton announced the $254 million expansion of the GEMCO mine in a statement this morning.
The company says this expansion will increase production from 4.2 to 4.8 million tonnes of ore a year.
The federal government's carbon tax will jeopardise the reliability of Victoria's power supply, drive energy prices higher and cost jobs, the state government says.Premier Ted Baillieu said the tax was a direct threat to the state's electricity supplies,
Local shares have closed lower, dragged down by losses in Australian mining giant BHP Billiton.The market also had a weak lead from overseas markets, after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke deflated investors' stimulus hopes.The All Ordinaries